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Does the VPA support the sale of Automotive Protection Products?

The VPA supports our member companies who offer automotive protection products, when they are a good option for consumers. The VPA does not support high-pressure or misleading sales tactics that omit key terms.

As with any consumer offering, there may be some firms that market products that are not legitimate or that are sold unethically. The VPA does not tolerate such practices. Our requirements are that automotive protection product firms offer appropriate consumer disclosure and treat consumers in a fair manner.


The market for aftermarket car warranty products is expansive. However, the correct phrasing for these products is "vehicle service contracts" and "automotive protection products." The terms "warranty" or "extended warranty" are no longer being used by reputable vendors in our industry because they are confusing to consumers.

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